The course is aimed at journalists and editors who have a basic understanding of spreadsheets and data and want to learn more practical skills, as well as previous attendees of our 'introduction to data journalism' course.

Course requirements: Participants are expected to already be able to use a number of spreadsheet techniques such as pivot tables, calculating averages, counts and sums.

This course will cover:
  • Beyond average: Getting savvy with statistics
  • More advanced spreadsheet techniques
  • Making more of maps
  • Interactive visualisations
You will leave with an understanding of:
  • How to mashup data
  • How to use pivot tables in spreadsheets
  • How to tidy unruly data with Google Refine
  • Bringing a data story to life – visualisation, case studies and personalisation